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Hello,

I started reading book head first Android. In the beginnings, I'm learning to get an item selected in list from Spinner in display in text view after clicking on a button. Below is my code. I'm getting error: Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'long android.widget.Spinner.getSelectedItemId()' on a null object reference

findViewById is not listing my spinner in R.id.

Please suggest where am going wrong.

My Main Activity



 
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You should initialize spinner and textView below setContentView.

 
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Randy Tong wrote:You should initialize spinner below setContentView.



Hello Thank you for your replay. This is still not working. In the android studio, if you put R.id and dot, it should give list of ids. In the attached image you can see, it's not happening.
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Declare textView and spinner as global value.

 
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Hello,

I just tried lie you mentioned. I'm still getting the error.  And same null pointer exception
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please show all your import class too.
 
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Randy Tong wrote:please show all your import class too.




Here they are

import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.View;
import android.widget.Spinner;
import android.widget.TextView;
 
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Is error persist after you write R.id.action_bar_spinner?
 
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Randy Tong wrote:Is error persist after you write R.id.action_bar_spinner?



Yes.. Same null poinnter exception.
 
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any red line error in line R.id.action_bar_spinner ?
 
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Randy Tong wrote:any red line error in line R.id.action_bar_spinner ?



There is no red line. I just did "invalidate caches and restart" and then it worked. I did this before. But it didn't work. It's working now. Weird!

How does declaring the button or spinner is different from directly declaring them in the onClickFindBeer(View view) method?
 
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Dreke Droga wrote:

Randy Tong wrote:any red line error in line R.id.action_bar_spinner ?



There is no red line. I just did "invalidate caches and restart" and then it worked. I did this before. But it didn't work. It's working now. Weird!

How does declaring the button or spinner is different from directly declaring them in the onClickFindBeer(View view) method?



It's now working but for the spinner values it's giving value 0, 1 etc based on selection instead of


In the xml I gave


 
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I got it. I have to put  getSelectedItem() instead of getSelectedItemId()


Thank you very much for replying
 
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Dreke Droga wrote:How does declaring the button or spinner is different from directly declaring them in the onClickFindBeer(View view) method?


Because the view in the button is the View that was clicked, not the view of the layout.

https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/controls/button


 
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If you're having trouble finding a spinner, check out the tips on where to look for one.
 
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